Category - Beach - Boardwalk

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the perfect place to pick up a shelling hobby. With over 60-miles of uninterrupted shoreline, you can walk for miles and explore a variety of beaches in search of the perfect seashell. While even shelling enthusiasts admit that luck and chance have a large role in determining what shells one finds on the beach, there are a few things that can certainly increase your chances. Laura Rusinko, president of the Grand Strand Shell Club, shared these tips with us last week: Have the Right Equipment While all you…

The Best Way to Pack a Beach Bag

Friday, May 17, 2019 3:00 PM by Nora Battle

Before you head out to enjoy the 60 miles of coastline in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, rethink the way you pack your beach bag. By packing only the necessities and by packing them smartly, you’ll cut down on the time it takes to get to the beach and enjoy it more once you’re there. Roll your towel and/or blanket tightly. Slide it into your beach bag vertically, so you’ll be able to pull it out of your bag first. Heavier items are best suited for the bottom of your beach bag. Things like a book and water bottle should go in first. Keep items…

Yesterday (June 21) marked the official start of summer! Hurray! We’re looking forward to many, many days of fun in the sun here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. If you’re headed to our shores in the coming months, here are a few tips to make sure your visit is as fun and safe as possible--whether you’re swimming, hunting for seashells or simply laying out: Sun Exposure Always, always, ALWAYS wear sunscreen. Regular application of sunscreen protects against painful sunburn and sun damage. Reapply after swimming and always bring along a hat…

6 Ways to Tie a Sarong

Friday, May 3, 2019 11:00 AM by Nora Battle

Whenever I’m packing for a beach vacation, one of the first things I think to pack is a sarong. From fashion to functionality, it’s one of the most useful beach essentials to bring along. You can use them as a beach towel, or with a little online research, can learn how to fold one into a handy beach tote. But my favorite way to use a sarong is as a cute beach cover-up. Here are just a few of the many ways in which you can tie a sarong: Basic halter dress – Wrap the sarong horizontally underneath arms and cross ends over your bust. Tie at the…

If you’re headed to Myrtle Beach—or any beach—with a little one in tow, it’s easy to have an enjoyable day in the sun with some extra planning and packing. While it may require more than a book, water bottle and tote bag, the extra effort is well worth the reward of family memories you’ll treasure forever. Here is a roundup of twelve baby and toddler beach essentials that will make any seaside outing with a little one both fun and successful. Large Beach Tote: And the more children you have, the larger the tote should be! Lugging more than…

The original Myrtle Beach Boardwalk was built in the 1930s and it quickly became the focal point for the developing tourist destination. For many years, the Boardwalk was graced by US servicemen stationed nearby, by entrepreneurs whose imaginations were sparked by the boardwalk and the exciting Atlantic coastline, and by tourists who attended nearby dance halls, arcades, pavilions, restaurants, and attractions. The Bowery opened in 1944, and the Gay Dolphin gift shop opened in 1946, and no doubt their customers enjoyed a stroll on the iconic…

July is such a busy month for us here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our summer season is in full swing and that includes a number of fun activities and events being hosted almost every night! If you’re headed to see us this week, here are some fun suggestions worth checking out: Monday, July 23, 2018 Hot Summer Nights / 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. / Free to attend Monday nights are Kids Night in the oceanfront Plyler Park area, with tons of activities catered to younger members of the family. Attendees can expect everything from stilt walkers and…

Myrtle Beach Event Roundup, July 7-18, 2018

Saturday, July 7, 2018 8:00 AM by Nora Battle

July is such a busy month for us here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our summer season is in full swing and that includes a number of fun activities and events being hosted almost every night! If you’re headed to see us in the next week or two, here are some suggestions for your evening itinerary: Saturday, July 7, 2018 Hot Summer Nights / 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. / Free to attend The Will Jackson Band will perform classic rock hits, as well as original music, in the newly renovated and oceanfront Plyler Park. Stroll the boardwalk and enjoy all the…

Myrtle Beach’s ‘Hot Summer Nights’

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 9:00 AM by Nora Battle

Myrtle Beach’s popular ‘Hot Summer Nights’ event returns to Plyler Park on Monday, June 11, 2018. Through September 3, visitors will be able to catch different live entertainment acts and family-friendly activities every single night of the week. Aside from having oceanfront evening entertainment all summer long, our favorite thing about Hot Summer Nights is that it’s free to attend! From the costumed princesses and balloon artists to stilt-walkers and live bands, there is bound to be something for every member of the family to enjoy. Here’s a…

Condé Nast Traveler recently compiled a list of the 9 Best Boardwalks in the U.S . and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk was at the top of the list. According to Condé Nast Traveler, “Though it’s one of the newer boardwalks in the country, built in 2010, it has quickly become a staple on the eastern seaboard. The 1.2-mile walkway is filled with everything you’d find on the historic ones—shops, rides, jugglers, and restaurants—with a bit more of a modern edge. Think Art Burger Sushi Bar over Nathan’s hot dogs.” “We’re not surprised the Myrtle Beach…